IGS Wins FDA Funds to Sequence Pathogens, Create Database for Use in New Dx Development | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a $1.4 million contract from the US Food and Drug Administration to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens.

The goal of the two-year project is to generate draft sequence data that other researchers will be able to use to develop and assess new high-throughput sequencing-based in vitro diagnostics for identifying pathogens, the University of Maryland Medical Center said today.

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